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Albany Airport falls victim to cyber attack

WNYT Staff
Updated: January 10, 2020 05:59 PM
Created: January 10, 2020 08:43 AM

Albany International Airport was the subject of a cyber attack on Christmas day.

The airport issued a statement Friday morning about the attack.

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The Albany County Airport Authority’s administrative servers were impacted, but airport operations were not.

LogicalNet, the authority’s Schenectady-based computer management provider, says its own network had been targeted and breached.  A virus entered the airport’s system through LogicalNet’s maintenance server and then overcame the airport’s anti-virus protection.

The Airport Authority immediately notified the New York State Cyber Command, the FBI, and got help from ABS Solutions, a computer systems contractor.

Airport spokesman Doug Myers says the safety and security of people traveling was never in jeopardy. He says no TSA or airline computers were affected and no one’s personal information was compromised.


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